House Republicans launch new probes into Obama-era Uranium One deal, FBI handling of Clinton case
Two powerful House Republican chairmen announced Tuesday that they would jointly investigate the Justice Department’s handling of its 2016 Hillary Clinton investigation — a potential counter-punch to the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign’s Russia connections.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said they have a host of questions about the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s treatment of classified information. They’re also seeking more information about the agency’s ongoing investigation into campaign associates of President Donald Trump.
“Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status,” the duo said in a statement. “The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness… No entity or individual is exempt from oversight.”
The Republicans said they have a host of questions, including over the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information.